We do our best to make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible but understand that many people have high anxiety when it comes to dental appointments. Sometimes the anxiety and fear can be so overwhelming that they choose to avoid necessary dental treatment. To help patients relax we can provide sedation dentistry.
Nitrous Oxide – Commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is a safe form of sedation inhaled through the nose that provides a relaxed and almost euphoric state while undergoing treatment. The effects take place quickly and wear off within minutes of stopping.
Oral conscious sedation – A sedative pill can be prescribed prior to your appointment. You will remain awake during your treatment but much calmer and relaxed. The effects of oral conscious sedation can be long lasting so the patient will need someone to drive them to and from our office.